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Calls to light Allianz Arena in rainbow colours after Hungary anti-LGBTQ+ law

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The mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter, will ask Uefa for permission to light the Allianz Arena in rainbow colours for Germany’s match against Hungary on Wednesday, in response to anti-LGBTQ+ legislation passed by the Hungarian parliament.

The new law, voted through this month, will ban the sharing of information that is considered to promote homosexuality or non-binary gender identities among under-18s. It is viewed as another step backwards for Hungary under its prime minister, Viktor Orban, and his right-wing Fidesz party. Reiter has acted after a cross-party motion by Munich city councillors called for the stadium to be illuminated in a visible stand against Orban’s position.

“The Bavarian state capital supports diversity . . .

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